Weekly Feature



2014-10-29 / Sports

Lady Blue Devils shut out against Frontier, ends season

Girls soccer
by BRANDON KILIJANSKI
Reporter


Kenmore West sophomore Rachel Sefried, right, battles for the ball against Frontier in the Class AA pre-quarterfinals on Oct. 21. The Lady Blue Devils lost 2-0, ending their season. 
Photo by Jake FrenchPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Kenmore West sophomore Rachel Sefried, right, battles for the ball against Frontier in the Class AA pre-quarterfinals on Oct. 21. The Lady Blue Devils lost 2-0, ending their season. Photo by Jake FrenchPurchase color photos at www.BeeNews.com Heading into the Class AA pre-quarterfinals against Frontier on Oct. 21, the Kenmore West girls soccer team knew it was going to be a close game.

The Lady Blue Devils were seeded ninth and had to travel to Frontier, a team seeded one spot ahead in eighth.

An evenly matched game is what the Lady Blue Devils got, but Frontier was able to bury a couple of chances and wound up winning 2-0.

In the first half, Kenmore West controlled the majority of the play.

“We held possession for at least a 65 to 35 percent ratio,” head coach Clarence Boatman said. “For the first 20 minutes, the ball barely left their end of the field.”

Even though Kenmore West held the momentum, the scoreboard was unkind. Near the end of the first half, Frontier sophomore Ariel Hoage scored after beating a Lady Blue Devils defender.

Hoage got the pass from fellow sophomore Meghan Roche and was able to make a move on Kenmore West’s senior goalie Katie Proy for the goal.

In the second half, Kenmore West played well in their defensive zone but had trouble moving the ball forward past Frontier’s defense.

The Lady Blue Devils just couldn’t put together a couple of nice touches in order to garner a solid scoring chance.

In the last 15 minutes of the game, Frontier senior Maia Kozak scored on a corner kick for the 2-0 lead.

“We’ve struggled with corner kicks all season defending them,” Boatman said.

After the final horn, the Lady Blue Devils shook hands with Frontier and then the emotions started pouring out of the eight seniors.

Boatman called the team together before everyone packed up and left.

“It’s a setback, but sometimes that happens in life,” he said. “The whole season you worked together as a team, and no matter what, you guys are always winners.”

Graduating from the Kenmore West program includes Proy, Sydney Blatner, Destiny Catania, Bayley Balch, Autumn Jenks, Rebecca Meldrum, Ashley Raymond and Lauren Lepovich.

“It was a great four-year run with all of you,” Boatman said. “You’re always welcome back and part of the Ken West program.”

email: brandonk@beenews.com

Return to top